Re: need help?!
I've fixed the cord on my 25 ho merc quite a few times. Not hard to do at all. The first couple times the rope broke right near the end, and wrapped up all inside the motor out on the water. Mine only requires a scew driver and a pair of pliars to get everything fixed up.
Take the recoil starter off, and rotate it against the spring to give it tension. It will only go so far. Tie the rope to the hole, and let the tension of the spring pull the rope.
It took my about an hour to figure it out the first time. After that it took about 15 minutes. I finally got smart and replaced the rope with a new one.
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